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About Sophia's

Sophia’s is a sexy and modern take on a classic Italian-American supper club. The 3,700 square-foot restaurant marries family recipes with contemporary flair to serve up familiar Italian dishes and libations in a stylish and sophisticated space. The sleek high-energy atmosphere completes the dining and social experience to allow for the perfect ambiance. Sophia’s is open for dinner Monday through Sunday, and features an intimate cocktail lounge atmosphere and late night bites Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

500 W 6th St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 5pm - Close
Thursday - Saturday: 5pm - Late
Sunday: 5pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Pecan

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 580-9990

Website:
http://www.sophiasaustin.com/

Executive Chef:
Mark Sparacino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Sophia's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Tapas (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Pretty disappointing, terrible smell by the bathroom area!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Really a great restaurant! We were happy with everything from the ambiance to the food to the cocktails and wine to the service.

We ordered several half-orders of pasta so we could try more items, then split the chicken under a brick - all were delicious! Also had the meatballs w/burrata as an appetizer - equally delicious!

They have a great menu of hand-crafted cocktails, including barrel-aged cocktails. I had the one-month barrel-aged negroni and the five-month barrel-aged negroni - both are fantastic!

All in all, this is a great and authentic Italian restaurant with a very cool vibe! We will be back...

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great, excellent recommendations on food, very friendly, only one issue a little loud
but great experience, Rib-eye was prepared perfectly and pasta was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food good. Service slow.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I was extremely impressed with Sophia's. I felt like I was in New York. The interior is nice and the food was excellent.

In Austin there is a different gimmick every week in the restaurant competition. Sophia's is a nice breath of fresh air. I also liked the dj vibe.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service, the food was delicious, and I think the price point was spot on! The chocolate cake is absolutely decadent!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

First, let me start by saying the service and staff at Sophia’s is always a great experience. They work very hard to ensure you’re taken care of.

While we have enjoyed Sophia’s for many an occasion and have introduced in and out of town friends to the restaurant, this meal experience left us really disappointed, especially considering it was my husband’s birthday.

We’ve cut back on eating out fancy and I cancelled another “new” restaurant reservation as Sophia’s has always been tried and true.

We found our salad, the Porterhouse steak (very expensive and recommended as they were not serving our favorite ribeye) and the butter cake dessert to be less than stellar.

The salad was salty and odd, the porterhouse was mostly fat and the butter cake came out cooler than room temp and was either over baked or from a previous day.

For the price, we may give another Italian place a try for our next special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome. Random date night choice. Food was amazing. Ambiance was on point.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Brick Chicken is the only thing I would return for. Brined for 48 hours & was wonderful. However the fingerling potatoes that came with it were like rocks & showed zero effort. It is overpriced for the food they are putting on the table.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food. Inexperienced weight staff. Relatively empty restaurant. Loved the menu and choices.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Some coworker's and I had an amazing Christmas Eve dinner here. The food was on point and the service was pristine. The orecchiette and butter cake for dessert were SO delicious and unforgettable.

The hostess was so sweet, Brandon was an awesome server, and Kyle's wine pairings went perfectly with our meal. I can't wait to go back for another dinner soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dined here on Christmas Eve. Was impressed that the restaurant did not have a "turn and burn" pre fixe menu. Food was excellent and service was over the top. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My daughter and I loved the look of this restaurant, especially the blue velvet chairs. The staff were all very friendly. The bruschetta and asparagus were excellent. The filet was very good for the price. Our server kept the wine flowing and overall we had a lovely Christmas eve dinner / birthday celebration at Sophia's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was my second time to visit Sophia's. I love the ambiance and color scheme of the restaurant. It feels like a quiet get-away especially since it is just a block or two from the busier, noisy bars along west 6th. The service is impeccable and they have a small, but outstanding wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and beverages (cocktails and wine) were great. The staff’s note cards were out of date resulting in incorrect descriptions of items or lack of correction of menu items being ordered. Gluten free pasta available

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious petite filet, pastas and meatball appetizer. Pricy but worth it

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Intimate bday dinner with my man. Loved the curved booths and low lights. Food was tasty.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a visit over the holidays so on either side of us were large tables with folks having a really good time! So noise levels were probably much higher than usual. Also they brought in a DJ who set us right behind us and it was really weird.
Our server was really nice and knew that our seating was bothering us (imagine drinkers who are loud walking around their tables to socialize unaware that they are standing too near you table. The restaurant should not have taken the 2 tables that were the only dinners not with the 2 large groups.
The first 2 courses were nice and the wine was enjoyable but the dessert was the worst excuse for dessert I have ever had. It was supposed to be an apple tart but it was far from that.
Dessert chef thought they had a good idea for this but it went really wrong...actually not edible :-( Some sort of like gummy bears in it and absolutely no crust or pastry and I don't even remember it having any apples. WRONG
This used to be a nice little restaurant when owned by Sandra Bullock.
We wont be back

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was amazing

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Though the price point prevents us from visiting more than a couple times a year, my wife and I have never been disappointed by any portion of the dining experience at Sophia’s!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I only wished I had asked for booth to be closer to my date

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Burrata amazing, flatbread made us sick, pasta was super small and not enough sauce

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great restaurant.
The pasta dishes are excellent
Good jazz music

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our party of 4 were all impressed with service, ambience and food
Lovely Italian place

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent if on the expensive side especially for Italian but overall I would go back again.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Arrived waited over 5 minutes to be greeted since noone was at the hostess stand. Though a couple of waiters saw us standing there. The pork chop was ordered medium we were advised it would be about 45 minutes. We were not in a hurry. We were given updates as to how long we still had we were fine. The pork chop arrived. Mash potatoes were cold and the pork chop was extremely rare. We did not send it back. The first slice that my date cut for me was pure fat and nerves. Very disappointed. The service by Johnny was great. Won’t go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I went to Sophia's with my parents when they were in town! We shared the tuna tartare and meatball appetizers. The meatball was slightly cold, we sent it back and they brought out a sizzling hot new one. The Sophia's pasta was incredible and the snapper fish was good. The fish was relatively small for the price. Overall, a solid Austin restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service was slow.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food at Sophia's never disappoints. It can get a bit loud, though. This is not a good place for lots of friends to catch-up over a meal. It would be difficult to hear one another if you were sitting diagonally at at table for that seated more than four.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a great meal. The food was excellent, the service was good, the ambiance was fantastic. It is a great overall dining experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The ambiance is wonderful. Quiet circular booths set into a 'speakeasy' type structure. I was disappointed in the food. I tried the Beet Risotto (knowing that it was risky that I wouldn't like it.) The surprise was that the beet flavor was fine but the risotto was overcooked and soggy. The fettuchini my guest order was just ok. So we had dessert.......the chocolate ganache cake was a 15 on a scale of only 1-10. It made up for the entrees. The service was impeccable and I'm going to put the so-so entrees down to it being Sunday night, a slow time, and possibly the main chef wasn't there. We'll definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Hurried Experience
We were greeted at our table by 3 different servers who told us "we all kinda work together;" and we did get served by 4 different people. While we were never ignored, we had to re-communicate several things during the course of the evening. The servers would frequently pause at our table to ask how we were enjoying the current course, but they would be gone before we could respond. We had to catch someone if we needed anything. (It didn't seem that busy, but maybe it was because our table was in a crowded area where the server didn't have much room to stand). Once during the evening, a drink was dropped off at our table by server who was also holding a bunch of dirty dishes. I'm hoping that we just experienced Sophia's on an off night. The service didn't seem to hold up to the menu or the prices.
The entrees (sea scallops and petit filet) and appetizer (beef carpaccio) were delicious and unique. The salad (avocado) was good, but the dessert (a tiramisu sundae) was a total miss.
This was our second visit to Sophia's, and it was a very different experience from the first time when we enjoyed a relaxed evening and were served by one very professional waiter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were really surprised at how good the food was here. The pastas were cooked perfectly. All of the apps were solid and the steak had great flavor and was cooked nicely. The crowd was very west 6th and service was sub-par.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Cozy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is my second visit food is great staff are fantastic. I dined alone and they didn't rush me nor made me feel out of place I'll be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We got the roasted whole fish (it was branzino on that particular Saturday) and the daily risotto with duck confit, and they were both delicious! The branzino came with a great salad on top and crispy skin and was mostly deboned, although there were still a few bones in there. The risotto was great too, but very rich and heavy. The ambiance was classy and romantic, yet contemporary. The DJ played remixes of classics and modern hits, but the music wasn't loud or overwhelming. Overall, I would say the food was great (especially for the price) and the atmosphere was romantic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and cocktails. Great service look forward to going again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent experience all around.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Attentive service, but only decent food. Better Italian in town but a good location.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place is very nice but the service horrible the food preeentation not good ,the taste mediocre I think is very bad service out salmon was very bad taste and always raw when it was supposed to be a grilled fish instead of bringing a new one they bring back the same fish very bad taste like frozen.
Maybe I'm so used to different type of places but this one was terrible

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